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SusannaG

SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
Paul Watson
Progress: 6 %
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Ed Yong
Progress: 40 %
Wizard's First Rule
Terry Goodkind
Progress: 49 %
Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
Tracy Borman
Progress: 14 %
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
Progress: 20 %
The Hanover Square Affair
Ashley Gardner
Progress: 10 %
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
Beth Archer Brombert, Massimo Montanari
Progress: 10 %
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari Dr
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages

September Book a Day #1: Favorite Book(s) About Books

The Uncommon Reader - Alan Bennett The Eyre Affair - Jasper Fforde 84, Charing Cross Road - Helene Hanff Lost in a Good Book - Jasper Fforde The Well of Lost Plots - Jasper Fforde

I had a hard time picking just one, so I didn't.

 

Alan Bennett's The Uncommon Reader has Queen Elizabeth II becoming a voracious reader (blame her local bookmobile).

 

Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series features not only literary detectives, but jumping in and out of books, as well as footnoter phones, literary characters as detectives, and the characters of Wuthering Heights in anger management class.  (Note: read these in order or they will make no sense at all.)

 

Helene Hanff's 84, Charing Cross Road is a series of real letters exchanged between Ms. Hanff and the staff of a London bookshop from the 1940s through the end of the 60s, and is full of the love of books.